"I have been privileged to work with people of all faiths, cultures and colors. Our ceremonies are personal, inclusive, elegant and straight from the heart. Each ceremony is custom created--- unique and completely reflective of you, your beliefs and traditions. We work through the most sensitive issues with care, love and encouragement.
After a humanist ceremony I had conducted, a man came over to me and said, "I want you to know that I agree with your theology." I tilted my head in amusement as it happened to be a ceremony where the word God was not mentioned, nor had I espoused any particular theology. I then put my hand gently upon this man's hand and replied, "It is a theology of the heart." Hence, the title for the first chapter of my book: "What is Interfaith? A Philosophy of the Heart."
To learn more about the book, see: Joining Hands and Hearts, Interfaith, Intercultural Wedding Celebrations, A Practical Guide for Couples.
A function of a celebrant is to help bring the congregation from the everyday eating, drinking, walking life into the sense of the sacred. She must inspire! We must remove the veil to see the transcendent in the everyday. We must see with the eye of the heart. I think of the words of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, "Our religious ceremonies are but the shadows of that great worship celebrated in the heavens by the legions of heavenly beings..."
Life is an echo of the infinite. To feel connected to life, we need to hear the song of the universe. For we, life and universe are in essence one. As celebrant, spiritual counselor, author and artist, it is my vision, my prayer to hear and participate in that song. In doing so it is my hope to help others to hear the song as well." Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb
"Dear Susanna, We were so deeply touched with the ceremony that you conducted in your inimitable style, which we now know to be an extraordinary blend of warmth, reverence, intelligence, centeredness and humor. You were like the fairy godmother, sprinkling fairy dust (or maybe stardust) upon us. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you!" Charles and Susan Elder
"Dear Susanna, Over and over our guests came over telling us that it was the best ceremony they had ever experienced! We will NEVER forget it or YOU." -Jennifer Tatum
To see more of what others have said, visit the testimonials page on my website.